Red Army

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 26 through Sun, Oct 12.

Sat, Oct 4

3:15pm Buy Tickets
Walter Reade Theater

Sun, Oct 5

9:00pm Buy Tickets
Howard Gilman Theater

Red Army
Gabe Polsky, 2014
USA | English and Russian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 85 minutes

Q&A with director Gabe Polsky

Soviet hockey players? As in the ones that were defeated by a young, inexperienced American team at the 1980 Olympics? In fact, the “Miracle on Ice” is just a blip in the story of Soviet hockey, as demonstrated by Gabe Polsky’s exhilarating documentary, in which the Cold War is fought on the ice. The Soviet Union’s Red Army team was the most successful dynasty in sports history. Players, trained from a young age, were stronger and more skillful than any others in the world and were meant to show up the West at every opportunity. Polsky, a child of Soviet immigrants who grew up playing hockey in the United States, finds a prime example of artistry on ice in Red Army team captain (and one-time NHL star) Slava Fetisov, who went from national hero to political enemy to American star to post-Communist Russian Minister of Sport. Polsky’s wildly entertaining film examines the many ways that sport both embodies and reflects social, political, and cultural realities. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

Series: NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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